Algebra: A Combined Approach (4th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321726391
ISBN 13: 978-0-32172-639-1

Chapter 1 - Review: 98

Answer

9

Work Step by Step

Using order of operations, first solve parentheses, then exponents, then multiply, and last add. 5 + 2[$(7-5)^{2}$ + (1 - 3)] = 5 + 2[$(2)^{2}$ + (1 - 3)] = 5 + 2[4 + (1 - 3)] = 5 + 2[4 +(-2)] = 5 + 2[2] = 5 + 4 = 9
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